Agency For Workforce Innovation
Unemployment remains stagnated in double digits some eight months after Governor Rick Scott pledged to get Florida workers back on the job.
As the economy continues to teeter towards a double-dip recession, the unemployment problem in Florida remains stagnant. July’s unemployment rate for the state stood at 10.7 percent, which was unchanged from June.
The two dozen regional workforce boards around the state tasked with getting laid off Floridians back to work are being investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor as to whether they improperly awarded contracts to companies tied to agency board members.
Each month, much fanfare is given to the release of unemployment numbers. But it turns out; the devil is in the details when trying to figure out the true unemployment rate for a city like Miami.
As the economy continues to sputter along for Main Street, the unemployment rate in Florida sits at 10.6 percent in May, according to the Agency for Workforce Innovation.
The statewide unemployment numbers may be improving, but the unemployment situation in Miami-Dade continues to deteriorate.
A bill that would change the way the state calculates its minimum wage is ready go to the full Senate, after approval Tuesday by the Budget Committee.
Florida’s unemployment rate followed the national numbers and showed a significant drop in the past month. Florida’s rate dropped from 11.9 percent in January to 11.5 percent in February.
January’s unemployment numbers are virtually unchanged from those of December 2010, but there is some good news in the report.